How often have we seen the stereotype of the actress who sleeps her way round LA to get roles? Laughed at exaggerated stories of the desperate new star on a casting couch? Heard the rumours surrounding directors and their leading ladies. These tropes have been around since Hollywood’s conception and they’re often presented comically. Seth … More Weinstein and The Abuse of Power
I’ve spent a lot of time on American politics over the past few weeks and feel like it’s time to return home. British politics is a bit of a shit-show, although less dramatically so. Let me introduce Jacob Rees-Mogg. He is the MP for North East Somerset, a right-wing Conservative who has gained popularity within … More A Character Guide to The House of Commons
Since my last post on the Las Vegas shooting, I have been spending more time considering my stance on guns. I make it no secret that I am, in essence, a pacifist (although I realise that war is unavoidable in our current political state). Obviously, that means I’m not an advocate for civilians’ use and … More Why I Can’t Understand The Second Amendment
‘Terrorism’ isn’t a new phenomenon by any means, but it has certainly gained prominence in the public consciousness over the past two decades. 9/11 wasn’t the first instance of political terrorism but it is the event that is seen as a point of comparison with every news story surround the topic. And my god, there … More Let’s Define Terrorism
We’ve all experienced that heartbreaking moment when you have crafted a witty, thought-provoking, hilarious tweet. The best tweet you could have posted, catapulting you to overnight internet fame. Alas, all hopes of going viral are shot as you spy your final obstacle: the little red -1 in the bottom corner. You gulp. It is clear … More Twitter Gives Us Another Thing We Didn’t Ask For
Trump-induced fury (I feel like this should be recognised as a real medical ailment) has been ignited again within the world of sport when the President of the United States made rather bold statements about NFL players. I’ll keep it brief but essentially what happened was that at a Republican rally on Friday 22 September, … More Is Peaceful Protest Enough?
On Thursday, you got your A-Level results. On Friday, the hangover and the reality of university hit. For most people, this means moving away from your home, your family and your friends. It’s exciting: you’re finally an adult and the joys of student life await you. Freshers! Studying! Living alone! Etcetera! And then the panic … More What You Don’t Need To Bring To University